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SadisticTendencies

  • Sweden
  • Joined Jan 16, 2011
  • 19 / M

Once again I find myself re-writing this introduction. Each time it happens I find myself even further up on the Otaku-ladder with my preferences changed. This time I seem to prefer darker shoujo, even if I fear I've already seen the very best in Revolutionary Girl Utena, Rose of Versailles and Oniisama E. Other than that I'm always up for something artsy or mindfuck-ish but use lighthearted fluff in-between to create something I can fall back on.

I'm a 17 year old boy from Sweden who loves his anime but also movies, music, books, spending time with friends, traveling and studying Japanese (Still a beginner but making progress). I guess the anime part is the only relevant thing over here though. Basically I feel like nothing I'll ever see will be able to top my favourite show (Revolutionary Girl Utena) but I still spend lots of time searching for anything that might; if you have any recommendations feel free to bring them on! I sometimes watch things just because they're obscure as hell and hard to find... that's it for me I guess. I love discussing anime though, as well as talking to random people so write a comment if you feel like it!

Random anime that mean something to me and why:

Revolutionary Girl Utena:

This one doesn't have any significance to me other than "It's everything I could ever want from an anime". The symbolism makes for great re-watch value; the characterization is subtle and absolutely mindblowing; the music is amazing, animation beautiful and the entire thing is just bizarre enough to completely sweep me off my feet.

Wandering Son:

I don't identify as transgendered, but nonetheless, it makes me happy just thinking about this show. It tackles the topic head-on whilst using the situation of the main character not for humour nor as an insignificant plot device but simply to tell an amazing story. A lof of transgendered characters in fiction (as well as LBGT in general) tend to be more or less offensive, or at least unappealing in one way or another. This is not the case here and I love it.

Spirited Away:

Nostalgia. I watched this with my friends when I was 7 and re-discovered it at age 15. Without Spirited Away I wouldn't be an anime fan today. I kind of feel like I'm giving it too much credit but I just can't find any reason not to love it!

Princess Mononoke:

Environmental movies... those words combined send chills down my spine. Why? Because they're generally made by people with a "nature is awesome humanity sucks" mentality who refuse to be openminded for even a second. Princess Mononoke though remains completely unbiased and emphasizes virtues and flaws of humanity and nature alike. That alone is praiseworthy in my eyes. But it's also beautifully animated and magnificently told. If an attempt was made to objecitvely decide which Ghibli movie is the best (which of course is impossible) I still feel like this one would win.

 

Life on anime

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MordredMS says...

Do you really find my reviews helpful? *_* Thank you so much, I'm happy to hear that! :D My main problem is that there's always too much stuff I want so say, and so they always turn out far too long and confused. I'm always grateful to anyone who takes the time to read through ALL of my incoherent rambling. :P

Mar 9, 2013
brokensaint058 says...

Heya!

Whoah, totally overlooked your commend on my page there! Well I found it on pixiv one day, liked its style and saved it on my pc. The image is from Pokémon BW, its from either Ingo or Emmet, the battle subway bosses. The Pokémon franchise went downhill long time ago (imho) but the pic was kind of neat to have, heh, I hope this was somewhat enlightening. Can't give yout he link to the original thoug, been too long to remember what the original name was.

Mar 2, 2013
MordredMS says...

I'm very glad you found my Genji Monogatari Sennenki review helpful. :) Well, yeah, the ruined characterisation is a major problem, but depending on how much you enjoy(ed?) the original, I believe it may still be worth a try. To be fair, there are some pretty good moments...

This reminds me that I still have to read the new edition of the Genjimonogatari translated directly from Heian Japanese to Italian I bought months ago. O_o

Feb 16, 2013
AirCommodore says...

Your avatar is perfect.

Carry on.

Feb 14, 2013
LeonardoKun says...

Awwwwnn...

There are so much mangas for little money...

Feb 13, 2013